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Fire Codes

Dry Chemical

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CODE

NFPA 17
Maintenance         9-3.1 Semiannually, maintenance shall be conducted in accordance with the manufacturer’s listed installation and maintenance manual.
Container Test         9-5a. The following parts of dry chemical extinguishing systems shall be subjected to a hydrostatic pressure test at intervals not exceeding 12 years: a. Dry Chemical Containers
Hose Test         9-5c. The following parts of dry chemical extinguishing systems shall be subjected to a hydrostatic pressure test at intervals not exceeding 12 years: c. Hose Assemblies
Agent Examination         9-3.1d. Examination of the dry chemical (If there is evidence of caking, the dry chemical shall be discarded and the system shall be recharged in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.)
Agent Replacement         9-5.2 Dry chemical agent removed from the containers prior to hydrostatic testing shall be discarded.

Wet Chemical

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CODE

NFPA 17A

Maintenance

 

 

 

 

5-3.1.1

Semiannually, maintenance shall be conducted in accordance with the manufacturer’s listed installation and maintenance manual.

Container Test

 

 

 

 

5-5a.

The following parts of wet chemical extinguishing systems shall be subjected to a hydrostatic pressure test at intervals not exceeding 12 years: a. Wet Chemical Containers

Hose Test

 

 

 

 

5-5c.

The following parts of wet chemical extinguishing systems shall be subjected to a hydrostatic pressure test at intervals not exceeding 12 years: c. Hose Assemblies

Agent Replacement

 

 

 

 

5-5.2

Wet chemical agent removed from the containers prior to hydrostatic testing shall be discarded.

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